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Pope Francis visit causes Villanova to move game with football game vs. Penn

That's the second game in the 2015 season!

Wrong football Pontif!
Wrong football Pontif!
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Pope Francis will be visiting the Philadelphia area in September for the World Meeting of Families and will be bringing an estimated 1.5 million visitors to the metro area with him.

In an effort to reduce traffic, the football game between Villanova and Penn will be moved from Saturday, September 26th to Thursday night, the 24th. Kickoff from Villanova Stadium has been set for 7pm ET.

Villanova Football's 2015 campaign will open on the road on the Thursday before the Labor Day weekend when the Wildcats travel to Connecticut to face the Huskies.

2015 Villanova Football Schedule- updated

Date Opponent Location Time
Thursday, September 3 @ Connecticut East Hartford, CT 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 12 @ Fordham Bronx, NY 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 19 Delaware Villanova, PA 12:00 PM
Thursday, September 24 Penn Villanova, PA 7:00 PM
Saturday, October10 William & Mary Villanova, PA 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 17 @ Albany Albany, NY 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 24 @ Towson Towson, MD 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 31 Maine Villanova, PA 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 7 @ Rhode Island Kingston, RI 12:30 PM
Saturday, November 14 Richmond Villanova, PA 3:30 PM
Saturday, November 21 @ James Madison Harrisonburg, VA 12:00 PM